Growing our own Māori and Pacific talent

The Faculty of Arts aims to nurture and develop Māori and Pacific academic talent with our 2021 Te Tomokanga Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Te Tomokanga is a fully-funded, two-year appointment open to Māori and Pacific scholars who have recently completed their PhD in a subject that we offer as a major.

The Fellowship is designed to contribute to the development of local capacity in teaching and research. Fellows will work towards publication of their research, and contribute to the teaching programme of the school in which they are appointed. They will be supported by mentors in both teaching and research.

Our Kaiārahi, Dr Hirini Kaa, says that the fellowship "really makes a statement about the importance of Māori and Pacific knowledge and experience in the Faculty of Arts".

"We're acknowledging our need for more Māori and Pacific staff to come on board, and investing in the future by building their experience and capacity in a very supportive environment."

"We value our Māori and Pacific PhD candidates, and we want to bring them right through into postdoctoral positions."

Applications for the 2021 Te Tomokanga Post-Doctoral Fellowship are now open until the closing date of 14 December 2020.

Hirini encourages Māori and Pacific doctoral graduates to apply. "There are plenty of potential candidates."